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Freedom to Choose

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Freedom to Choose

It had the freedom to choose
one eye or two
one arm or two
one hand or two
as long as
it chose to obey
it chose to be hungry
it chose to stick to the rules

It had the right to freedom
as long as
it knew it’s place
it knew it had no place
it knew it could not have a place

It had the freedom to sing
as long as
it met the godliness of the day
it kept the tunes to spirituals
it kept to it’s place
it kept calm by association

After all
freedom has a price
and freedom
has rules
so says the master
so says the hand that leads it
and keeps it down

Freedom for all
some kind of choice
And what about IT?
It is people with blood
It is people with hearts pumping
It is people with lives worth living

Freedom

take away the itness and put life to the name

keep freedom and drop the itness of the past

live, breathe FREE

…..

So, there you have it. Day #23 of National Poetry Month.

Thanks to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Prompt:

“Time for our fourth (but not final) Two for Tuesday of the month! Pick one prompt or use both…your choice!

1. Write a free poem.
2. Write a not free poem.”

 

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